The Canadian Perspective on Competition Law Class Actions
Introduction In Canada, price-fixing conspiracy class actions are relatively novel. Although many cases have been commenced, the vast majority of those have been resolved through settlement. An analysis of the decisions to date, along with decisions in other substantive areas of law, howev…View the post titled The Canadian Perspective on Competition Law Class Actions
What do we owe our neighbours?
Property owners must not worsen problems faced by their neighbours. In Donley Investments Ltd. v. Canril Corp., Canril owned a vacant commercial property at 90 George Street in Ottawa, one inch west of the Donley building. The Donley basement began flooding in February 2003, after a broken C…View the post titled What do we owe our neighbours?
Conservation Authority gets injunction, wetland protected
Is there real enforcement of conservation authority regulations? Often, no, but that may be starting to change. In Lakehead Region Conservation Authority v. DeMichele, the Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a permanent injunction preventing a developer from further dredging and filling in a …View the post titled Conservation Authority gets injunction, wetland protected
Gerretsen loses post as Environment Minister
In Ontario’s Cabinet shuffle, Gerretsen is demoted to the consumer services ministry and is being replaced by Revenue Minister John Wilkinson, who will have the job of devising a new household hazardous waste recycling plan by October 18. Details here.View the post titled Gerretsen loses post as Environment Minister
Offshore wind turbines–the setback proposal
Ontario probably can’t make a meaningful switch towards renewable energy without offshore wind development, which will be largely sterilized by the proposed 5 km minimum setback rules. For a sample letter opposing the setback, click here. To see our letter to the Premier on the point,…View the post titled Offshore wind turbines–the setback proposal
Syncrude hearing resumes
Today, Judge Tjosvold will resume the Syncrude trial for the killing of 1600 ducks that landed on a badly managed, lethal tailings pond. He will decide whether Syncrude can be punished for both the federal and provincial offences that it committed. Anyone interested in the environmental toll…View the post titled Syncrude hearing resumes
Canada Law Book recently published FRANCHISE LEGISLATION IN CANADA, written by Peter Dillon.
This text is a must-have resource for lawyers and clients engaged in franchising. This loose-leaf publication contains: the full-text of all provincial franchise legislation; tables of concordance to help interpret and compare existing franchise legislation in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswic…View the post titled Canada Law Book recently published FRANCHISE LEGISLATION IN CANADA, written by Peter Dillon.
Public Participation- Stopping SLAPPs
One of my recent pro bono projects has been develop the Ontario Bar Association’s submission on the need for a new law to control Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPPs). The submission is now posted, and I’ll be presenting it to the Attorney General’s emin…View the post titled Public Participation- Stopping SLAPPs
Weather or climate?
It’s hard to know whether individual weather events are just random fluctuations, or whether they are growing signs of climate change. What we need to look for are patterns– is the weather changing? And how do the changes that are actually happening compare to those predicted for clima…View the post titled Weather or climate?
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